Thomas was born about 1420 in England, the son of unknown parents.
His wife is not known. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their only known child was Margaret (c1445-?).
Grant of land in Castle Pulverbatch.
Document Reference: 6001/2342/12928
System Reference: X6000/44/1/12928
Date: 25 Mar 1506
Description: "Sciant presentes etc." >>> Margaret Hochekys relic of John Hochekys of Castle Pulverbatch, daughter and heir of Thomas Heynes of Wyldyrley <<<, gives etc. to Thomas Hochekys her son, her lands etc. in Castle Pulverbatch which descended to her on the death of her father. Witnesses:- Thomas Leighton Knight seneschat, Thomas Janyns of Waliburne bailiff, Rowland Janyns of Waliburne, Thomas de le In of Botfeld, William Partriche of Wyldesley. At Castle Pulverbatch, 25 March 21 Henry VII.
X6000: SHREWSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION [DEEDS] [12th - 20th century]
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X6000/44/1: Papers relating to Castle Pulverbatch.
X6000/44/1/12928: Grant of land in Castle Pulverbatch. [25 Mar 1506]
!Source: http://www.battle-abbey.co.uk/battleabbeyrollw01battuoft_tjw.htm THE BATTLE ABBEY ROLL WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE NORMAN LINEAGES. BY THE DUCHESS OF CLEVELAND
In Shropshire the name, as Le Champeneys, is several times recorded by Eyton in the thirteenth century. Robert Champneys of Dorrington was the successor of Reginald de Dodinton, who held of Robert Fitz Hugh, Forester of Bolas, in the commencement of that century ; and William Champneis of Wildesley is mentioned in 1253. The son of the former, also William, "paid the Chief Forester a rent of twenty dishes and cups, and was to take charge of the Cover of Stapelwood, a part of the Royal Forests ; or as otherwise stated to have the custody of Vert and Venison from the Quake Wendebruge to Egeforde." No descendants of his are mentioned. The other William certainly had a son named John ; and Thomas Champneys occurs in 1290.
!Source: http://www.en-duo.com/fr/rencontre/Royaume-Uni/England/Wiltshire/Willesley Rencontre à Willesley, Wiltshire, England, Royaume-Uni